The World Health Organization defines public health as 'the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society'. Public health is the cornerstone of NHMRC activities. We aim to provide policy makers, healthcare professionals and communities with the information they need to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health for all Australians.
One researcher has the potential to improve millions of lives. We provide funding for research through our grant system, with a transparent peer-review process to determine how funding is allocated.
NHMRC helps achieve the best health outcomes for Australians by disseminating evidence-based health advice to the community, via all levels of government and health professionals.
NHMRC is the key driver of health and medical research in Australia. Aside from funding, we advise the Australian Government and facilitate networking in the research community by bringing academics and industry together. We build commercial literacy among researchers and help them protect intellectual property.
At NHMRC we are excited by the huge potential benefits of the research we fund and by the opportunities we have to ensure Australians have access to evidence-based, authoritative health advice.
We create pathways to a healthier future through our research funding, our health guidelines and the ethical standards we set and uphold.